Baris Northern Counties East League
Published 18th May 2012
....East League Premier Division club Lincoln Moorlands Railway have acquired their wanted man.
Secretary Graham Peck announced that former Lincoln City striker Matt Carmichael has agreed to take up the reigns with immediate effect. Peck said: "We are indeed fortunate that we had a number of excellent applications and we had to sift CV's and it came down to Matt and one other who were interviewed.
“Matt really impressed us with his enthusiasm for the job, his desire to play football as it should be played on the ground and to develop not only young players within the club already, but other youngsters who want to come here.
“Matt is local so he knows the football scene and wants Moorlands to be the second club in the City and to get the fans flooding back through the door."
Carmichael is now 48 and recently was employed by Lincoln City but has left due to the budget constraints.
A PT instructor in the Royal Artillery, Carmichael signed for Lincoln City on a month's trial in 1989. Thrust straight into Lincoln's first-team at centre forward, Carmichael responded by scoring on his debut against Scunthorpe United.
In his second season at the club, Carmichael made occasional appearances at centre half as well as centre forward and spent both the 1991/92 and 1992/93 seasons as a virtual ever-present at the heart of Lincoln's defence.
In 1991/92 he was Lincoln's player of the season. In the summer of 1993 he left Lincoln for Scunthorpe United, in a part-exchange deal with Dave Hill.
Restored to the forward line at Scunthorpe, Carmichael scored a total of twenty-four goals, with eighteen in the league, during a highly successful 1993/94 season.
He also established a club record when between 28th December 1993 and 19th February 1994 he scored in eight successive matches. However, he struggled to maintain such form the following season and joined Barnet on a month's loan in September 1994 before joining Preston North End in March 1995 for the remainder of the season, briefly playing alongside a young David Beckham.
He made a solitary, goalscoring, appearance for Mansfield Town at the start of the 1995/96 season before linking up with Doncaster Rovers and then, at the end of February, Darlington.
He helped Darlington reach the 1996 Division Three play-off final where they were defeated 1-0 by Plymouth Argyle at Wembley Stadium.
Following his release by Darlington, Carmichael played four games for TPS Turku in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, and he scored one goal for them against HJK Helsinki.
He then joined Aylesbury United, and he scored on his debut for them in the 2-1 away defeat to Hitchin Town.
Carmichael then linked up with Ilkeston Town under the management of the man who transferred him from Lincoln, Keith Alexander.
Carmichael later played for Boston United in the 1998/99 season (where he scored twenty times in thirty-four matches), and had a ten-game spell with Grantham Town in the 1999/00 season.
He later joined Wisbech Town, then under the management of his former Boston United team-mate Ian Stringfellow, debuting in the 1-1 home draw with Histon. However, after just five league games and one goal for the Fenman, financial constraints saw six of the squad, Carmichael included, depart the club following the 2-0 home defeat to Newport IoW in October 2000.
Carmichael moved on to Lincoln United but a persistent back injury curtailed his appearances and he wound his career down with various clubs in the Lincoln & District Sunday League.